Back in action and new workout routine

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It has been about two weeks that I had taken off from lifting and any form of working out. I was feeling extremely under the weather; I don’t know if I had a cold or virus, or the weather changes here in New Jersey or just overall not getting enough sleep. I had a hard time having any kind of energy to workout and was feeling really weak and lethargic all the time. If I don’t workout in the morning, before work, I don’t usually have the time after work for a proper workout. You ...

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Video: the best abdominal exercises for a strong core

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A video that showcases my favorite ab exercises to help achieve a strong, chiseled core. These can be performed at home or at your gym but for only 20 minutes 2-3 times a week you can start to shape and grow a strong core. I have received a good amount of questions from those of you doing the 12 Week Workout Program about what ab exercises I do or recommend, so here it is.

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Video: Upper body and abdominal circuit training workout Round 5

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Another daily circuit workout to help you keep your exercise routine fun, challenging and never dull! Today we focus on upper body, core and some legs. You will do every one of these exercises back to back, going in a circle to each station and having NO rest in between. The only time you will rest is after you complete a full circuit, then 2-3 minutes to catch your breath and then you repeat it all over again. This will get your heart rate up, your muscles burning and your body blasting calorie ...

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My journey to giving up dieting and move toward strength training

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Ever since I created my blog almost three years ago, the most popular article is the one related to the 12 week workout plan for strength training for women. I have over 200 comments and questions from women readers and many of the themes are similar. I wanted to take a few of the questions that I see repeated pretty often and answer them in one place to make it a bit easier for those who are just starting out on their strength training journey. Some readers are just starting to lift weights for ...

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Build Amazing Shoulder & Arms - Strength Workout Routine for Women

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How to build muscle to create sexy, sculpted arms and shoulders

It’s now my third week into my new lifting and strength training routine. I life weights five times a week, do cardio 2 times a week and have one complete rest day on Sundays. My cardio consists of plyometric work and 2 sessions of HIIT (high intensity interval training). For my HIIT I do 30 minutes on a treadmill with :30 walking at 3.0 speed and :30 sprint at 7.5. On Monday I do an Arm ...

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Weight training routine: Leg Day and Plyometrics Workout

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Another week and another workout, time to hit legs hard and focus on making some gains

This is my third week into my new lifting program and on this new routine I only train legs one time a week. ONE TIME, I know, for me I’m having a bit of a withdrawal because I was so used to training my lower body at least two times a week, but with the program I am doing now I only work them out on Tuesday. I kind of miss doing legs mo ...

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Train Your Arms and Shoulders Ladies - Example Workout Routine

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Training you arms and shoulders is extremely important to creating a visually appealing physique. The goal is to sculpt the shoulders and the arms through strength training. It’s important to have strong shoulders and arms to also help with other lifting days. I also think chiseled shoulders on a female is very sexy as well as well defined arms. Today I trained back, shoulders and abdominals at the very end. I also included a few Vine videos below which show you how I do the exercises. Read more

A Female Leg Day Workout To Burn Calories and Build Muscle

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Even though we are battling a snow storm I made it to our home gym and got my leg day workout in. 450 calories in one hour of lifting!

Training your legs is my favorite workout of the week and with my current routine I only train them once. I was so used to doing legs 2-3 times per week so this was something to get used to. It turns out I have been seeing some great results only 2 weeks into my new routine so I ...

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TGIF - The Goal is Fitness (Leg Day Friday) Workout Routine and Videos

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Happy Friday TGIF or as I like to say “The Goal is Fitness!” – All about this morning’s leg day workout

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Another week down and another morning workout completed. I prefer to get my workout done before work so that if for some reason I have things to do at night I don’t feel bad missing an entire day off from the gym. The morning is great because:

1) it gives me ener ...

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Leg day workout - focus on form for squats and deadlifts

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Female Leg Day Workout – Focus More on Your Form Each Time & Build Weight Up After

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Morning leg day workouts, fueled with my preworkout and a great playlist of music!

When it comes to working out the lower half of your body it’s key to make sure you are using proper form. Not only because as you increase weight it can cause serious injury to your back and other parts of yo ...

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